Contact: APDSpecialEvents@austintexas.gov or 512-974-5032.
The Austin Police Department special events team assists in the planning and execution of street closures, parades, political protests and VIP escorts. APD establishes crowd control measures at events and maintains law and order. The APD special events team closely monitors events with other ACE members. With applicable input from other ACE members, the police may alter original plans to address public safety concerns, as needed. APD also provides specialty services, such K9, explosive, and air support specialists, as needed. All Austin police officers working at an event are governed by department policy to ensure that a professional service is delivered within the tourism policing model.